Why is there no plain iced tea in France??? I do not want your stupid Peach-flavored Ice Tea, Lipton. Can’t you sell anything else in this country? I can’t even find regular green tea in the store. Some people don’t like mint or lemon! ::sigh::
And why do so many people like drinking l’eau pétillant (carbonated water)? I hate that stuff. It’s like drinking air bubbles and I’m just as thirsty afterwards anyway. I do find it hilarious, however, when French people translate it as “water with gas.”
On a sociolinguistic note, it’s interesting that the French say boisson fraîche (cool drink) for cold drink and they very rarely use ice because they think that drinking cold liquids is bad for your health. Coincidence?